Cowgirls and Indians Fall 2018

Sarah Sense fuses together cinematic and historical imagery of both Cowgirls and Indian Princesses in an effort to reveal how generalizations of Native North America impact these cultures, whether individually or wholly. This project, which spans 14 years in the making, takes on the current political landscape by addressing lines of identity that are blurred by Hollywood depictions. Sense includes images of the Bayou Teche, the largest water way residing on the Chitimacha Reservation, at which the landscape photos in this series were captured.

Sarah Sense